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a long time. >> the republican nominee to no surprise is greg abbott. he won his easily. and so the fight is on. we have our nominees. >> absolute pli. one of the fast nating things in the last couple of days, greg abbott cement months with the birth enand secessionist wings of the party, or as we call them moderates here in texas. but it's very interesting. the last few day, he's done something which suggests a slight movement towards general election. he's show casing his wife, who is a latina. he put a commercial up appealing to hispanic votes. and he has after voting today here in austin, come out and said i am a multiculturist. that's something that you would never hear someone like that say before. >> we're in general election mode right now, moving twads, if not moderate voter, at least moderately conservative voters. >> let's hear more about what wendy davis had to say tonight. >> greg abbott, he wants to dictate for all women, including victims of rape or incest the decisions that they should make. i will fight for the future of texas. greg abbott is a defender of the status quo.
is now set for democrat wendy davis versus republican greg abbott for governor, and that's to say nothing of another winner with one of the most famous names in american politics. let's bring in aisha and chip saltsman. good morning. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> let's start with the big name, big talker, george p. bush, son of jeb, winning the race for land commissioner, which is a big deal in texas. his grandfather tweeting last night, "we couldn't be prouder tonight, good man, hard worker. he'll do a great job if elected." chip, this, obviously, brings up the dynasty question and whether this is just the beginning for george p. bush. >> well, we hope so, and certainly his last name didn't hurt him last night in texas and he was smart in running for a down ballot ticket, important office where he can make his political and policy chops and we expect great things in the future. >> do you have doubt this is just the start for him. >> no, but if his values reflect the values of his family, i'm afraid during the bush years, $600 billion was made by the oil industry and now that he's
on arrival, complaining that it runs up the long-term national debt. >>> attorney general greg abbott easily won the primary for governor, the first gop nominee in more than a decade. is he pushing for more freedom and less government. >> we must never forget that the rights that we have, they don't come from government. instead those rights come from god. >> meanwhile, democrats are pinning their hopes on state senator weekendy davis, callingr opponent a defender of the status quo. >> i am ready to fight for you and to fight for every hardworking texan across this state. >> another member of the bush family begins his political career with a win. george p. bush, the son of former florida governor jeb bush is running for texas land commissioner. but in a stunner at least two prominent republicans were forced into runoffs, lieutenant governor david dewhurst and the oldest serving member of the house also fighting for his job, 90-year-old republican hall. his challenger says he has spent too much time in d.c. >>> what would be the nation's toughest abortion bill has passed the alabama house. i
. >> 2018 -- >> 2022 is probably democrats best bet if greg abbott -- he's likely to win, 2022 he probably leaves the demographics will be right. george p. bush versus one of the castro brothers. >> you're a geek and crazy but house of representatives is filled with young men and women who have thought this way through for the next 20 years and. >> who's going to quit and run for something else? they've all figured it out. that part of it is like house of cards. chris cillizza and ruth marcus, i love it. thank you. we'll have more on hardball at 7:00 p.m. eastern tonight. >>> he's a fixture in homes as anchor of nbc's "nightly news", on "late night." he had to answer his toughest critic, believe it or not, a 10-month-old baby. >> uh-oh, it's brian williams. [ crying ] >> you're not appealing to the younger demo. >> it's disturbing. as a father of two, first of all, he's being goated by the dad. we have another video of a golden retriever no matter what is going on in the house, my theme and my voice comes on, right into the den. he is a fantastic viewer. if i can impart one lesson to a new
republican challenger, current state attorney general greg abbott. according to real clear politics which calculates the average of public polls, abbott leads davis by more than 11 points in a general election matchup. he is up against three opponents in the primary, but polls show him with 90% support. >> they're going to win their primaries and they're going to have a straight shot at the general election. and both of them will have enough funds to make their case. >> voters are also picking their candidates for u.s. senate. republican incumbent senator john corner is seeking re-election. facing a field of seven other challengers, though he's leading and should avoid a run-off. on the democratic side, former congressional candidate keisha rogers is the front runner according to the texas tribune poll. she's part of the linden luruch movement and is calling for president obama's impeachment, her own party has even come out against her. >> democrats want to make sure that even if they don't have a credible challenger to cornyn, they don't have a crazy challenger to cornyn. >> then there's
is to have the farthest right wing fruitcake on the ticket run against her. >> is that greg abbott you described? >> he is one of them. with greg we can go after him on the redistricting and fighting the medicaid expansion. there will be a litany of issues that people are angry about. those are the people who are starting to turn out the vote and have a lot of excitement about wendy at the top of this ticket. >> thanks for coming on. state representative donna dukes. i'm going to learn that name and hear it many times. anyway, thank you wayne slater. you always give us the goods. >>> up next, the debate over charter schools. it's a red hot fight right in new york city. did they succeed where public schools have failed or do they just get the best students and get the best numbers? this is "hardball," the place for politics. it's got 1080p video, three times zoom, and a twenty-megapixel sensor. it's got the brightest display, so i can see what i'm shooting -- even outdoors, and 4 mics that capture incredible sound. plus, it has apps like vine -- and free cloud storage. my new lumia icon
candidates to run for six of texas's top jobs and that includes the matchup between wendy davis and greg abbott for governor. nine days of early voting ended last week. members also show more republicans early voting. >>> celebrities, quinton tarantino and hugh laurie kicking off fat tuesday. a little rain and temperatures in the 40s won't stop the quest for beads or dozen or so parades throughout the city today. the first one started at 6:00 a.m. never too early for a drink when you're in new orleans. people camped out all night to get prime real estate. the celebration will pump more than $750 million into the local economy. we don't know how much of that involves hurricanes, if you know what that is. drink, yeah. >>> seems like the first lady is everywhere, pushing to revamp food labels, get kids moving. now she's heading to china this month. how much of president obama's legacy might rest with michelle. >>> but first we'll dig into the president's budget. he's proposing new tax cuts to help with child care costs and support low-income workers. we'll talk to the top house democrat on
could have the ten commandments up in front of government buildings, greg abbott, who's of course now running for governor, fought for hard for that, all the way from the supreme court, ira. he won. but that strikes me as somewhat different, saying, can the ten commandments be viewed as a public matter rather than can people have their own choices in the hospital. >> there's two clauses in that. there's a no establishment of religion claus and there's a free exercise claus. what people say is when you're putting up the ten commandment, that's somehow an establishment, a government establishment of religion. whereas what we're talking about here, more as the free exercise part of it, and letting people be free to live according to their religious beliefs. the bigger point, i think, applies is that a small government, a modest government, gives all americans, whatever their religious beliefs, or no religious beliefs, the ability to make their own choices on these things. whereas if you impose something like obamacare that tells everybody you have to have certain things in your health in
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